Hatzalah of Los Angeles was formed to enhance pre-hospital care and develop a higher level of emergency preparedness and support in the Los Angeles community by augmenting the existing services provided by the municipalities. In medical situations where every second counts, community members deserve to have access to the best possible care.
Hatzolah's goal is to provide medical response 24 hours a day, 7 days a week within defined geographical boundaries in Fairfax/La Brea, Pico-Robertston, and North Hollywood.
Hatzolah has proven itself as a vital part of any community especially Los Angeles. Hatzolah volunteers will be in our schools, shuls, etc. and can quickly stabilize patients until transport or other medical emergency resources arrive on scene.
Hatzolah volunteers approach each call with a fresh enthusiasm to comfort and save lives. They bring a sense of urgency and compassion that is unparalleled because their patients are also their friends, family and neighbors.
Hatzolah members may already be on-scene or called when community members initially hesitate to dial 911 because they are uncertain if medical attention is necessary or are reluctant because they are underinsured or uninsured. A quick assessment by an Emergency Medical Technician may encourage the patient to seek definitive care sooner than they would have otherwise. Better medical outcomes usually reflect faster care.
Hatzolah members are trained in both emergency medicine and Jewish law, and with an understanding of the unique needs of the community, are sensitive to cultural considerations. and can direct patients to go to the hospital when they may not otherwise.